#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – MESSI DUE TO GO ON TRIAL IN SPAIN FOR TAX FRAUD

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Argentina star Lionel Messi, one of the world’s highest-paid athletes, goes on trial in Barcelona on Tuesday (May 31) for allegedly defrauding Spain of more than four million euros in unpaid taxes. After winning a league and Cup double with Barcelona, the five-time World Player of the Year and his…

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UCL FINAL – REAL MADRID WIN 11th CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TROPHY

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Real Madrid handed Atletico Madrid another cruel Champions League final defeat when Cristiano Ronaldo’s spot kick saw them beat their neighbours on penalties to win Europe’s top club trophy for a record 11th time on Saturday. The match ended 1-1 after extra time as Atletico, giving their usual never-say-die performance,…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – PROMOTED HULL CITY SUBJECT TO TAKEOVER TALK

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Hull City's Chuba Akpom lifts the trophy as they celebrate winning promotion back to the Premier League
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Potential purchasers of Hull City will have to dig considerably deeper into their pockets after the club secured their Premier League return by winning what was billed as the most lucrative game in world soccer. Saturday’s 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday sparked mass celebrations among tens of thousands of City…

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#HOUSEUYARNS – CHUKWUBUIKEM JOINS SUNSHINE STARS ON LOAN

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Meshack Chukwubuikem has joined Sunshine Stars on loan from Fc Ifeanyi Ubah for the second round of the Nigeria league. The forward said the transfer was a done deal and he is delighted to join the Akure outfit. “I have joined Sunshine Stars for the second round of the league.…

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#HOUSEYARNS – IDEYE GLAD TO BE BACK IN SUPER EAGLES SETUP

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Olympiakos of Greece forward Brown Ideye has expressed delight over his return to the national team setup. Ideye an African Nations Cup winner with the Super Eagles in 2013 was last part of the Super Eagles squad for an international friendly game against Italy on the 18th of November 2013 prior…

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#HOUSEYARNS – SALISU YUSUF IN RACE FOR SUPER EAGLES COACH ON FULL-TIME BASIS

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Super Eagles, interim coach Salisu Yusuf could well be given the top post on a full-time basis should the country fail to hire a foreign coach after he was praised by both officials and players for his tactical prowess and humility. Yusuf, longtime assistants to Stephen Keshi, Sunday Oliseh and…

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#ASEDEYHOT – STEVE BRUCE UNSURE OVER HULL FUTURE

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Steve Bruce says he is yet to make a decision regarding his future at Hull.

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#ASEDEYHOT – FRENCH PROSECUTOR CONSIDERING QATAR 2022 WORLD CUP INVESTIGATION

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French financial authorities are considering investigating how Qatar was awarded the 2022 soccer World Cup, financial prosecutor Eliane Houlette said. The financial prosecutors can investigate if they have reasons to believe French nationals are involved in a case or if unlawful acts related to it were committed in France. Former…

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EURO 2016 TORI – SELEZNYOV ADDED TO UKRAINE’S PROVISIONAL EURO 2016 SQUAD

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Striker Yevhen Seleznyov was added to Ukraine’s provisional Euro 2016 squad by coach Mykhaylo Fomenko, after he was surprisingly missing from the initial team named last week. The 30-year-old had helped Ukraine qualify for the finals in France but Fomenko named just three forwards in his initial squad. Seleznyov joined…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – LAZIO-INTER SATURDAY SUMMIT

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Inter will meet Lazio on Saturday to discuss offers for Antonio Candreva and Lucas Biglia, say reports. The Nerazzurri are interested in the Aquile pair, but face competition for the Italy international from Atletico Madrid. Tuttosport reports that the Champions League final in Milan on Saturday will provide the stage…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – BAYERN HINT GOETZE NOT FIRST CHOICE UNDER ANCELOTTI

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Bayern Munich suggested attacking midfielder Mario Goetze’s playing future at the German champions may remain on the bench, even though he showed his desire to earn a starting spot after turning down a possible move away. The Germany international, who scored the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final,…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL PREDICTION, GO PLACE YOUR BETTING ON WWW.BET9JA.COM

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Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid – Under 2.5

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL BUILD –UP – ATLETICO MADRID FITTER AND WISER AS THEY PLOT REVENGE FOR LISBON

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Two years on from their defeat by Real Madrid in the Champions League final, Atletico Madrid are back on the same stage against the same rival: wiser and determined not to be haunted by the memories of Lisbon. Sergio Ramos’ 93rd-minute equalising header in 2014 snatched a maiden European Cup…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – ENGLAND ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC ONLY INTERESTED IN MANCHESTER UNITED

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Manchester United are reportedly the only Premier League side that free agent Zlatan Ibrahimovic will consider joining this summer. The former Paris Saint-Germain ace has been linked with numerous clubs since bowing out of the Parc des Princes, including both Arsenal and Chelsea among others. Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola insisted last week that no deal is yet in…

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#HOUSEYARNS – ZAMALEK WILL UPSTAGE ENYIMBA IN CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – YUSUF

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Nigerian player Moruf Yusuf said his Egyptian club Zamalek will beat Nigeria champions Enyimba to the top spot in the CAF Champions League Group B. Enyimba will host the five-time African champions Zamalek on the opening match day of the Champions League money-spinning group stage on June 17. And the…

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